The Atlanta Braves are on to the next round of the MLB Playoffs thanks to the help of the Cincinnati Reds and the Reds’ inability to score a run in the series.
Atlanta completed the two-game sweep of Cincinnati with a 5-0 win in Thursday afternoon’s Game 2 in the NL Wild Card Series. It was the second straight shutout of the Reds offense after Game 1 went 13 scoreless innings before Freddie Freeman’s walk-off ended Wednesday’s game for the Braves at 1-0. On that note, the Reds manager should be fired for pitching to Freeman in a two-out situation with runners on first and third, an unforgivable move for David Bell, among other costly mistakes in that game.
Today’s KSR Reds Report will be by soon with plenty more from the game and what it means for the Reds going forward. In the meantime, thank you to the Reds for being the one team the Braves can beat in the postseason. The Braves had lost 10 straight Game 1’s before the Reds came along, so thank you.
Votto called it earlier this week for Reds fans:
— Jed DeMuesy (@Local12Jed) September 26, 2020
Go Braves today, tomorrow, and forever.